France Ligue 1 – Dijon v Metz Preview (17/9/16)

dfco-metzDijon preview

  • Lost 3 out of 4 games this season and yet to keep a clean sheet.
  • Impressed in their last home game, beating Lyon 4-2.
  • Midfielder Jordan Marie is suspended, but apart from the always injured Marvin Martin, everyone else is available.
  • Against a fellow promoted team they will eye this as a massive opportunity to win and should lead from the front foot.

Metz preview

  • Shockingly sit third in the table after four rounds!
  • The red hot favourites for relegation have been surprisingly good so far and are enjoying life in the top ligue.
  • New striker Mevlut Erding has been a massive hit and is one of the top scorers in the league.
  • Midfielder Yann Jouffre is injured, along with new signing Opa Nguette. They join long term casualty Kevin Lejeune on the sidelines.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • This was a Ligue 2 fixture last season and Metz shockingly won it 4-0. They did however catch Dijon at a good time when they were already promoted.
  • Dijon out for revenge today and you sense the match means for to them after losing 3 of their first 4.
  • Usually a strong home team and should attack from the off.
  • Both teams will probably fancy their chances, leading to an open match.
  • Over 2.25 is a fairly obvious selection and this should be a game containing quite a lot of chances.
  • I think Dijon will win, but their price is too short. Metz have to be respected at the moment and will be confident heading into the encounter.

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2.25 goals @ 1.83